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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Patrick C. Friman

Friman Pat

Boys Town


Dr. Patrick C. Friman is director of clinical services at Father Flanagan's Boys' Home (Boys Town) and a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. He also served as director of clinical training and as associate chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and formerly held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins and the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in the application of behavior analytic methods to behavioral medicine. One of his specialties is behavioral pediatrics, particularly focused on the successful treatment of common but potentially serious childhood behavior disorders such as habits, sleep problems, oppositional behavior, and incontinence. He has published more than 170 articles and two books, and is widely recognized as a preeminent lecturer and disseminator of the values and applications of behavior analysis to lay as well as scientific audiences. He has served as a reviewer or editorial board member for virtually every major behavioral journal and was the editor of The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis from 2005-2007.




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